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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-31-2015, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Any trailhawk owners in the las vegas area want to go out and do some wheeling? Ive had my trailhawk about 4 months only it the dirt once
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Hey, plenty of us non-Trailhawks like to get out there too. Check out this site for some good ideas of some cool roads to check out in Southern Nevada. Also, definitely head up Rocky Gap road to Red Rock summit if you get a chance.

http://www.birdandhike.com/Roads/_Roads_index.htm
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haha sorry!! That's an awesome website I've used it a lot in the past for hiking and trail running but was unaware of this. What's your favorite spot out here?
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Some of my favorites are Carpenter Canyon near Pahrump. Wildhorse loop road near Red Rock. Cottonwood Valley road to Goodsprings (make sure to stop at the Goodsprings Saloon). There are lots of cool unknown roads in Lee and Kyle Canyons. Rocky Gap road has to be the most scenic and extreme around here, I was glad to get back to pavement with the Cherokee in one piece!
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Here's a few pics from Cottonwood Valley Road to Goodsprings from 160 near Red Rock. It's really cool and pretty mellow, I highly recommend it if you get a chance. The Pioneer Saloon is worth the trip alone. It's one of the oldest in Nevada, 1913 I think.

http://www.pioneersaloon.info

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Wow!! That looks awesome. I've done some running out in cottonwood but didn't know it connected to goodsprings. The saloon has been on my list of thing to do since I live in anthem it's not very far for me. Definitely going to go out In the trailhawk. If you ever want someone to tag along with you hit me up.
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That actually sounds great, it'd be pretty cool to get out with some other Cherokee's. We have two new babies at home, so my free time is going to be non-existent for a while. If I ever have a chance to get out I'll let you know.

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I use the TH to get me to the starts of hikes/climbs around Vegas; I've been lots of places around here, but generally my 4x4 stuff is just a means to an end.

One of my favorite roads used to be the road into Hidden Valley, north of Muddy Peak (turnoff is on way to Valley of Fire); but I think that road has degraded a lot in the last few years.

I was on the Rocky Gap Road yesterday, for my 37th climb of Bridge Mountain. It gets pretty busy some weekends, and it can be a bit troublesome since there aren't many places to pull off and let someone pass. I have gotten used to honking my horn every time I approach a blind corner, and that habit has kept me from getting creamed. I rarely go more than 2.5 miles past the end of pavement at Willow Springs, because it gets a bit too bumpy for my back after that and the best trailhead is 2.5 miles. Folks also come up that road from the Pahrump side (Lovell Canyon), but above 5800' it's more suited for Rubicons and lifted vehicles.

Many of my favorite roads now have snow on them, and even a little snow makes steep uphills a bit tough.

EDIT: I got "waves" from 3 wranglers yesterday as we negotiated ways to get around each other on that road... but I think that was more a function of the situation, than a mark of Jeep brotherhood.

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Wow, 37 times climbing Bridge Mountain!!! And here I was, proud of my two times up there! Vegas truly is an outdoor persons paradise. There's more hiking, scrambling, off-roading, and adventuring than you could do in a lifetime. The best part is 95% of people in Vegas don't have a clue about any of it.
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Wow, 37 times climbing Bridge Mountain!!! And here I was, proud of my two times up there! Vegas truly is an outdoor persons paradise. There's more hiking, scrambling, off-roading, and adventuring than you could do in a lifetime. The best part is 95% of people in Vegas don't have a clue about any of it.
The hardest routes to Bridge are actually from the east side, up Icebox and Pine Canyons, and those don't require more than 2wd.

I've ventured outside Vegas a lot to keep it interesting. Unfortunately, some areas are getting a little too popular. Some of the back roads have gotten unnecessarily bad, because off-roaders have intentionally spun wheels and made the roads rougher. As for hiking areas -- people aren't good about keeping things on the down-low.
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